Frank Robinson

May 15, 2014
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Frank Robinson today is the executive vice president of baseball development for major league baseball.  In his career he was both a player and a manager.  We know him best as a Cincinnati Red, but he probably was even better as a Baltimore Oriole.  Too bad Marge Schott owned the Reds at the time Frank played for them or he probably would have spent his whole career in Cincinnati.

In his career, Frank hit over 500 home runs, had 2,000+ hits, and over 1,600 runs batted in.  What most people don’t know about Frank is that he is also listed as one of the top base stealers for his career.  Not only was he a great power hitter but he could run with the best of them.  Frank was one of the early ambassadors for the Afro-American race.  He represented them well, and he helped open the doors for other Afro-Americans–especially in small markets like Cincinnati.

If Frank played for your team, you loved the way he played the game.  When he played for another team, you learned to hate the way he played.  He played the game with intensity and had a “we take no prisoners” attitude.

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